We employ various assessment tools to provide valuable insight. Ron has coordinated, written, and participated as an assessor for church planters (Ridley Assessment). Chery has been trained in the process as well.
We have both been trained in the Harrison Assessment and together we have helped people refine their understanding the DiSC results.
In addition to these, the Optimal Health program Ron uses includes a personal health assessment.
DiSC Profile Assessment
The DiSC Profile is a personality profiling system. It is simple to give your responses and find your results, but talking through those results can help you refine your self-awareness and relationship tendencies.
The DiSC Profile shows husbands and wives how they can better work in sync with one another. Teams or staffs take the DiSC Profile so that they can work through misunderstandings, better harmonize their efforts, and come to a deeper appreciation of their differences in personality.
We send you the DiSC workbook, you fill in your answers and calculate your score, and together we review and refine your results.
The Harrison Assessment is based on 24+ years of research and has been used by over 2 million people. The assessment measures the strength of your behavioral tendencies–your preference level for specific behavior traits.
Unlike many personal assessments, it isn't a personality inventory. It measures your preferences, interests, and tendencies for specific behaviors.
To take this assessment, you submit your responses online, and then we debrief the results with you. You get a booklet explaining your responses and along with a digital copy of the information.
Cost: $385 (includes assessment + 90 minute debrief)
I, Ron, have struggled at maintaining a healthy weight for many years. I had tried several diet programs and could make them work, as long as I used them. However, once off the program I quickly regained the weight I had lost…and a little more.
Finally, in 2011 my son introduced me to a new program. He lost 80 pounds and gained tremendous ground in his fight against diabetes. I worked the program for 3-1/2 months and lost 50 pounds, which so improved my health that the doctor took me off my cholesterol and blood pressure medicines.
Now I am assessing and coaching others and helping them discover Optimum Health.
Church Planter Assessment
FULL ASSESSMENT: Our assessment process involves the leader and his wife and we spend about 8 hours with them. It includes a Ridley Assessment interview and scoring, the DiSC Profile, and a Harrison Assessment. In addition, we require three references for a phone interview, minimal reading with a report, video viewing with responses.
We review and coach the results of the DiSC Profiles and Harrison Assessment. Candidates are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meals. Dates and locations are by arrangement.
The purpose for our Full Assessment is to give the potential church planter and those who are sponsoring him an indication of their suitability for the work of church planting so that they can determine the Lord's leading on the matter, AND to provide coaches with critical information profitable to them as they work with the church planter. (We recommend every church planter to have a coach.)
Following the time together (2-4 weeks), the assessment team will prepare a complete written report of their conclusions.
RIDLEY ONLY: This is an interview using the system developed by Dr. Charles Ridley. The interview, which includes husband and wife, takes about 6-8 hours and can be completed in one day.
The Ridley Assessment investigates 13 Essential Qualities of a Church Planter and provides a score for each quality, along with an overall recommendation in light of strengths and challenges.